"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
This period is like one big family formation
We learn each others movements
We learn how to give everyone his own space
And I was thinking that getting out of the routine could be an
opportunity for us as parents to encourage the creativity of our kids.
So what is creativity ?
"Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow
valuable is formed" Wikipedia.
First creative steps on our Polka dots rug, photo by Kim Gray
Professor Mithch Resnik talks about creating a fertile environment in
which kids creativity can flourish by using the Creative Learning Spiral,
a process that is made out of this 10 components:
.Show examples to spark ideas
.Encourage messing around
.Provide a wide variety of materials
.Embrace all types of making
.Emphasize process, not product
.Extend time for projects
Play the role of matchmaker -helping children find others to work with
.Get involved as a collaborator
.Ask (authentic) questions
.Share your own reflections
.We now begin to apply the method at home and we already feel a difference
A glimpses to our new rooga's design: rectangular "Big bear on the milky way".
I hope these ideas refresh your playing routine and opens up new ways for enjoying your kid's creativity at home.
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